Rock Meets Classic Tour Cancelled
In an update to the current situation on the ‘Rock Meets Classic’ tour, it appears the rest of the German tour has been officially postponed, although at this point it’s not clear if it will be possibly to reschedule the shows any time soon. While the official statement on the ‘Rock Meets Classic‘ site suggests the Frankfurt show is still on, Kyler Clark has posted this morning to say that Alice and the gang are already heading home to avoid getting caught in any possible travel ban, which could effect the next batch of shows in the US.
“We are on our way home after having the Rock Meets Classic Tour cancelled after the Berlin show. We will make it home today, arriving just before the European travel ban makes it much more difficult. For those folks wondering what will happen to our other tour dates – we are in the same boat. As soon as anything happens you will know at the same time we will. It is difficult to predict, but we hope all goes as planned. Get tested for the virus folks so you know you’re not spreading it to vulnerable people! Take the precautions that are recommended, just in case. Wash your filthy hands!”
Obviously this is an evolving situation so make sure you check with your venue before traveling to a show for the foreseeable future. Currently the US shows are still happening but that could change at any time.
Update: The ‘Rock Meets Classic’ tour has now officially been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. You can read the full statement from organiser Mat Sinner at Bravewords.
The ‘Rock Meets Classic’ show in Zurich, CH has been postponed due to the current Coronavirus scares. A new date will be announced later. The official statement reads:
“Due to the decision of the Federal Council of 28.02.2020 in connection with COVID-19 (Coronavirus), events with over 1000 people are not allowed to take place until and on 15th March 2020. This is why the event “Rock Meets Classic 2020 | 06.03.2020, Zurich – Hallenstadion” is unfortunately postponed. We will try to announce catch up dates as soon as possible. Tickets already purchased remain valid for the new date. All events under 1000 people will take place at this stage according to planning.”
Michael Bruce has posted a teaser video featuring songs from his forthcoming ‘Michael Bruce Group’ album. The video includes clips of ‘Born Screamer’, ‘Famous Face’, and ‘Riding a Hurricane’, Full album details will presumably be released soon.
Glen Sobel will be sitting in with house band on ‘Late Night With Seth Myers‘ between March 2nd and 5th on NBC in the US.
If you missed Alice’s appearance on new Fox animated show ‘Duncanville’ you can see some of it here.
Alice fails Rubber Chicken Record
When it was announced Alice would be a guest on the ‘Culinary Stage’ at the 2019 BottleRock in Napa Valley it seemed a little weird.. Well, it got weirder. He was there to take part in an attempt to beat the world record for throwing rubber chickens at the same time! Apparently a record of 1013 chickens already exists!! Sadly Coop didn’t succeed, as the Guinness Book Of Records official couldn’t confirm all the chickens did take flight at the same time.. Thankfully the Mercury News was on hand to file a report and has some video.
While at the BottleRock festival Alice joined Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) and his covers band ‘Chevy Metal’ to perform ‘School’s Out’. You can see video on YouTube.
Two more shows appear to have been added to next years ‘Rock Meets Classics‘ tour. They are 15th March at the Donau-Arena in Regensburg, Germany and 21st March at the Saturn Arena in Ingolstadt, Germany. Tickets are already on sale. Alice will be accompanied on the tour by Tommy Henriksen, and the show also features Robin Zander of Cheap Trick and Danny Bowes & Luke Morley from Thunder!
Beasto Blanco’s new album ‘We Are’ is now out and everyone who pre-ordered should either have their copy (USA) or expect it to arrive imminently (everywhere else). It’s another blockbuster record from the band but has a slightly different feel to previous records. Maybe a little less full on, and a little more refined? Just go get a copy and judge for yourself.
My Global Mind has a review of the New Jersey show with some excellent photos.
Blue Coupe have added two more shows on Ohio following their appearance at this years Sweden Rocks festival (where they will be joined by special guest Ryan Roxie!). The new US dates are:
July 12th – Ottawa Tavern, Toledo, OH
July 13th – Rhythm and Brews, Wapakoneta, OH.
New Jersey Arts also has a new article about the band which you can check out here.
Ryan Roxie has posted a report and video from his recent appearance with the ‘Sunset Winos’, a covers band that also features ex-Coop bandmates Eric Dover, Teddy Zig Zag, and Jimmy Degrasso as well as old friend Stefan Adika with guest Slim Jim Phantom of the Stray Cats.
Solid Rock have posted photos from this years golf event at surrealsister.com. There’s lots of photos to look through only some of which feature Alice, and a few also feature Neal Smith.
CBN News have an article focusing on Alice’s religious beliefs.